The Village of Orland Park will join communities across the world in observance of Earth Hour 2014 on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“Earth Hour is a great way for everyone to stop and think about energy conservation,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “Orland Park has participated in this nationwide effort for the last five years and each year more people participate,” the mayor added.
Homes, businesses, organizations and landmarks throughout the Chicagoland area and across the state, the nation and the globe are encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for one hour—Earth Hour—and turn attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change.
“Orland Park participating in Earth Hour works well with the village’s many green initiatives,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation, Parks and Environmental Initiatives Committee.
McLaughlin added, “Our Smart Living Orland Park Program has received very positive reviews from residents and businesses wanting to do their part to conserve energy.”
Earth Hour is a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund. Participants can register their commitment at www.earthhour.org.